January 23, 2019

Musher Details

2016 Iditarod » Mushers » Cindy Gallea

Cindy Gallea

Bib Number: 73
Hometown: Wykoff, MN


Biography

Cindy Gallea, 67, grew up on a farm in Minnesota where she experienced the pleasure of the outdoors and the good feeling of interacting with animals. She was first introduced to mushing in northern Minnesota in the late 1980’s. Initially she says she enjoyed recreational mushing and then began to enjoy racing. Her passion for mushing grew as she ran longer and longer races. “I love running dogs in a variety of situations and sharing the sport with others. But nothing is quite like the experience of running Iditarod and traveling with my team across Alaska. So, in spite of deciding, at least twice before, to retire from Iditarod, I’m back for one more run. I look forward to running my team which is a mix of some of my old buddies and some promising younger dogs. I hope we are blessed with good snow and can all work together to decrease our carbon footprint.” She graduated from the University of Washington in 1990 with a Master’s degree in nursing. She has worked as a nurse practitioner for the last 27 years. Cindy is the mother of two adult sons: Iditarod veteran, Jim, who still participates as a race official during the Iditarod, and Brian. She lists her hobbies as bicycling, canoeing, politics, family and friends.


2016 Standings

Checkpoint Time In Dogs In Time Out Dogs Out Rest Time Previous Layover Status Distance
Enroute Time Speed (mph) 8hr 24hr
Anchorage 3/05 12:36:00 16 3/05 12:36:00 16 0h 0m
Willow 3/06 16:22:00 14
Yentna 3/06 20:15:00 14 3/07 00:46:00 13 4h 31m 3h 53m 10.82 42
Skwentna 3/07 04:00:00 13 3/07 09:01:00 13 5h 1m 3h 14m 9.28 30
Finger Lake 3/07 14:05:00 13 3/07 20:43:00 12 6h 38m 5h 4m 7.89 40
Rainy Pass 3/08 00:55:00 12 3/08 12:33:00 12 11h 38m 4h 12m 7.14 30
Rohn 3/08 18:22:00 12 3/09 06:11:00 12 11h 49m 5h 49m 6.02 35
Nikolai 3/09 22:13:00 12 3/10 06:47:00 12 8h 34m 16h 2m 4.68 75
McGrath 3/10 12:16:00 12 3/10 12:55:00 12 0h 39m 5h 29m 8.75 48
Takotna 3/10 15:25:00 12 3/11 16:40:00 11 25h 15m 2h 30m 7.20 ✔ 18
Ophir 3/11 19:24:00 11 3/11 19:47:00 11 0h 23m 2h 44m 8.41 ✔ 23
Cripple 3/12 14:12:00 11 3/13 00:59:00 11 10h 47m 18h 25m 3.96 ✔ 73
Ruby 3/13 20:05:00 11 3/14 05:25:00 11 9h 20m 18h 6m 3.87 ✔ ✔ 70
Galena 3/14 11:27:00 11 3/14 19:58:00 11 8h 31m 6h 2m 8.29 ✔ ✔ 50
Nulato 3/15 03:19:00 11 3/15 10:44:00 11 7h 25m 7h 21m 5.03 ✔ ✔ 37
Kaltag 3/15 15:01:00 11 3/15 21:48:00 11 6h 47m 4h 17m 10.97 ✔ ✔ 47
Unalakleet 3/16 15:20:00 11 3/16 22:33:00 11 7h 13m 17h 32m 4.85 ✔ ✔ 85
Shaktoolik 3/17 05:41:00 11 3/17 13:35:00 11 7h 54m 7h 8m 5.61 ✔ ✔ 40
Koyuk 3/17 20:00:00 11 3/18 03:12:00 11 7h 12m 6h 25m 7.79 ✔ ✔ 50
Elim 3/18 09:17:00 11 3/18 16:21:00 10 7h 4m 6h 5m 7.89 ✔ ✔ 48
White Mountain 3/18 22:35:00 10 3/19 08:02:00 10 9h 27m 6h 14m 7.38 ✔ ✔ 46
Safety 3/19 15:25:00 10 3/19 15:34:00 10 0h 9m 7h 23m 7.45 ✔ ✔ 55
Nome 3/19 18:46:26 10 3h 12m 6.88 ✔ ✔ 22